A pleasant good morning to the Virgin Islands community; those of you joining us live via the radio and the various social media channels.
I especially wish to welcome the members of the media who are with us.
Consistent with your Government’s commitment to transparency, accountability and overall keeping you informed on the work that we are doing to properly manage your affairs, I intend, as Premier, to continue the practice of holding regular press conferences to provide updates on current matters and answer questions from the media.
Topic: Cabinet, Good Governance | Posted By: DSmith
Thursday, 12 May 2022 - 5:43pm
Left to Right – Cabinet Secretary Ms. Sandra Ward, Attorney General Honourable Dawn J. Smith, Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull, Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Kye Rymer, His Excellency, the Governor and Chairman John J. Rankin, CMG, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon A. Penn and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, and Sports Honourable Sharie de Castro. The first meeting with Members of the new Cabinet of the Virgin Islands was held on 11th May, 2022 at the Premier’s Conference Room.
As I stated when I published the Commission of Inquiry report on 29 April, I believe it is a vital and hugely valuable contribution towards the achievement of better governance for the people of the BVI.
As you would recall, last Thursday, 5 May, 2022, your National Unity Government took office with a pledge to work together to urgently deal with a number of critical matters and to build a better Virgin Islands.
Topic: Good Governance, The Public Service | Posted By: lstevens
Thursday, 5 May 2022 - 9:02pm
Family members and supporters gathered to witness His Excellency the Governor John Rankin, CMG, administer oaths of office to Cabinet ministers under a new Unity Government at Government House Thursday evening.
I appreciate that recent events in the British Virgin Islands with the arrest of Premier Fahie have been shocking and concerning for everybody. The Commission of Inquiry Report has also raised very serious concerns about the failures of governance and dishonesty by elected officials. This is a challenging time for the people of the British Virgin Islands.
Good afternoon. I know that many of you have been anxiously waiting to hear an update about talks with UK Overseas Territories Minister The Right. Hon. Amanda Milling, MP and His Excellency the Governor Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG.